Ithumba Hill Camp Tsavo East National Park

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Ithumba Hill Camp Tsavo East National Park

Ithumba Hill Camp Tsavo East is an exclusive luxury thatched tented accommodation located in Ithumba, northern area of Tsavo East National Park and is owned by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

The camp can be accessed by air from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the Ithumba Airstrip. The flight take approximately 50 minutes, or alternatively 5 to 6 hours by road from Nairobi.

Ithumba Hill Camp is a luxury thatched tented accommodation booked on exclusive use basis. The accommodation is a fully staffed self-catering property, with resident chef and a comprehensive shopping list guide can be provided by our office on request.

The camp is built on a hill and incorporates high standards of construction and decor. There is plenty of space to relax and unwind in. One can climb the hill to get an amazing view of the expansive wilderness.

From the lounge area upstairs, one can enjoy the spectacular sunsets and sunrises for which Tsavo is known, often with Kilimanjaro visible above the distant southern horizon. The traditional Lapa is great for meals and drinks or just lazing around.

High on the hill commanding magnificent views backed by granite boulders is the pool terrace. This space is a tranquil area in which to enjoy the surroundings from the sun loungers and a cooling swim, whilst it can also make a perfect spot for al fresco dining.

There is a well-equipped kitchen with a proficient cook. There is a fridge and a freezer, a cooker and oven, a gas barbeque and an ice cream machine. Ithumba Camp has no WI-FI. The electricity in the property is powered by solar.

The hot water is solar powered and during much of the year is in plentiful supply. The camp sleeps up to 8 guests, in 4 spacious and elegant raised tented bedrooms. These include; Boulder Room, Yatta Room, Baobab Room & Fig Room.  

In order to stay at this camp, guests need to sponsor one of the Sheldrick orphans. They can visit the elephant orphans nearby at the nearby Ithumba station twice a day and enjoy the midday mud-bath and the feeding of the elephant orphans.

Ithumba Hill Luxury Tented Camp Tsavo East National Park activities include; game drives within the unique Northern Area of Tsavo or visit the elephant orphans at the nearby Ithumba station/ stockades in the early morning and evening as well as at the 11am mud bath.

One can relax in the camp and enjoying the resident wildlife, take guided walks along the Tsavo River, take a bush walk, do a night game drive, bird walks, and sundowners or take a guided hike up Ithumba Mountain. 

Ithumba Hill Camp Tsavo East National Park Non-Resident Prices

2021 Non-Resident Accommodation Rates Per Night Include;

Accommodation on self -catering Basis

 Number of Guests

Rate Per Night Whole Property
on Exclusive Basis

 1 to 4 Guests

1,560 US Dollars

 5 Guests

1,950 US Dollars

 6 Guests

2,340 US Dollars

 7 Guests

2,730 US Dollars

 8 Guests

3,100 US Dollars

Notes
* A trained Cook is also provided
* Ithumba Hill Camp is open all year
* The cost is for the accommodation only
* Seasons: Ithumba Hill Camp is open all year
Park entrance fees not included in the rates above
Please note below rates are subject to 14% VAT and 2% Catering Levy
Guests must bring their own food and drink otherwise everything is provided
* There is a park entrance fee of 52 US Dollars as per person per day for Non-Residents adult

* Check-in & check-out Policy: Check in is strictly after 10 am. Check out is strictly before 0930 Hours
* Children: Due to the elevated decks, walkways and platforms children under the age of 5 are not encouraged
*  Please consult with us should you have younger children. An adult should supervise children over 5 at all times
* Ithumba Hill Luxury Tented Camp is offered on self catering basis. Experienced staff is available as and when required
* Guests at Ithumba Hill have exclusive use of the property. No other guest belonging to another group will be booked at the same time
* Please also note that each couple and individual in the group will need to be a foster parent in order to be able to visit and stay at Ithumba
* There is a park entrance fee of 35 US Dollars as per person per day for Non-Residents children; Residents 515 Kenya Shillings per child  per day
* African Spice Safaris can provide a safari package that includes (Accommodation, a 4×4 Safari Vehicle, Driver guide, Food and Drinks for your stay. Kindly inquire)


What to Bring:

* Binoculars
* Sandals/ flip-flops
* Swimming costume
* Camera equipment
* Hat and sunglasses
* Personal first aid kit
* Torch (with spare batteries)
* IPod and portable speakers
* Games (cards or board games)
* Food and drink, including drinking water
* A warm fleece/ jumper for cooler evenings (July/ August)
* High-strength sunscreen, moisturizer, lip salve, mosquito repellent


Ithumba Hill Camp Tsavo East National Park Accommodation Rates Exclude:

* Laundry
* All drinks
* Game-drives
* Park Entrance Fees
* Local Airstrip Transfers
* Bush Breakfast and Sundowners
* Health Insurance and Gratuities
* Airstrip transfer – one way 200 US Dollars per vehicle
* Extra activities are subject to KWS rangers availability
* Guide hire in guest’s own vehicle 80 US Dollars per game drive
* Full day game drive vehicle exclusive use 450 US Dollars per vehicle
* Half day game drive vehicle exclusive use 250 US Dollars per vehicle
* Morning or afternoon nature walk (Minimum 2 Guests) included in rate

Ithumba Hill Camp Tsavo East National Park Resident Prices

2021 Resident Accommodation Rates Per Night Include;

Accommodation on self -catering Basis

 Number of Guests

Rate Per Night Whole Property
on Exclusive Basis

 1 to 4 Guests

94,000 Kenya Shillings

 5 Guests

117,000 Kenya Shillings

 6 Guests

141,000 Kenya Shillings

 7 Guests

135,000 Kenya Shillings

 8 Guests

148,000 Kenya Shillings

Notes
Please note below rates are subject to 14% VAT and 2% Catering Levy
* Park entrance fee of 1,030 Kenya Shillings as per person per day for an adult & 515 Kenya Shillings as per person per day for children

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